Sonoma Coast Wine

 

The Sonoma Coast AVA is an extensive part of Sonoma County, California. It stretches between San Pablo Bay to Mendocino along the Pacific coast, east to the coastal ranges. The climate created by such close proximity to the Pacific Ocean is that of heavy rainfall, cool winds and heavy fog. Most of the vineyards are planted into the ridges, keeping them as far above the fogline as possible as well as maximizing their sun exposure. 
 
There are certain varietals that respond well to such conditions, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but the region is also known for its Rieslings and Syrah. 
 
The Fort Ross AVA is included within the Sonoma Coast. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Sonoma Coast View all

  • Hirsch Vineyards and Winery

    Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific at Fort Ross, Sonoma County, Hirsch Vineyards is the b...

  • Cobb

    Cobb Wines was established in 2001 by Ross and Stephen Cobb and their parents David and Diane to ...

  • Ridgeway

    Michael Ridgeway had a vision in 2001 when he first set his eyes on the property that is now “Two...

  • Sojourn Cellars

    For over 10 years, Sojourn Cellars has produced distinctive Pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon win...

  • Fort Ross Vineyard

    Nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below, our “True Sonoma Co...

  • heintz

    Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the loc...

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  • EMark, I've been plying text messge tag wth him for months now trying to ... to ... I am enjoying this Sonoma Coast PN from Eric Lundblad of Ladd Cellars. Just a wonderful expression of cool climate Pinot. Deliciou Read More

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  • Benziger Family Winery Chardonnay Sonoma County 2014

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    Lean in nature with enough fruit to be interesting. Good pair with spicy olives. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Carlisle Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2015

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    Lots of blue makes the color more purple than red. Interesting. This one is a mouthful. Very chewy, almost, not quite, jammy on the tongue. Strong tannin. Im pretty sure this not my favorite DCV Zin. Its not bad, but it just seems overripe, to me. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Bedrock Wine Co. Griffin's Lair Vineyard Syrah 2014

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    Gentle introduction of purple fruit on entry. Solid tannin and good acid. Terrific, lengthy finish. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • ALL PROPERLY CELLARED California CollectionSpottswoode CS, Napa 2006  $120/13,000JPYPaoletti, Malbec, Napa, 2002 $30/3,4,000JPYMargerum UBER Syrah, Santa Barbara, 2008 $60/7,000 JPYLUNA Meritage, Napa "Canto Vineyard" 2000 $60/7,000 JPYParaduxx by Duckhorn, Meritage, Napa "Mallards" $40/4,500 JPYJordan CS, Sonoma 2,000 (no label) $70/8,000 JPYWi... Read More

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  • Battaglini Estate Wines Zinfandel Russian River Valley Twin Pines Vineyards 2004

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    Fruity nose, but with noticeable alcohol. A LOT of red fruitraspberry, cherry, stone fruit--on entry. Then you are smacked by alcoholhot and bitter. I bought this bottle at an Italian deli a couple weeks ago. It has probably been laying on the shelf there for 5 or 6 years. So, it is entirely possible that the compromised storage has forced t... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2009

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    Beautiful nose of wild berries, licorice, and crushed rose petals. Wonderfully rich & ripe with flavors that dont overwhelm. Full-bodied, but balanced and delicious. With layered flavors of blackberries, ripe black cherries and blueberries, some plum and with the slightest touch of smoky pepper and creamy oak, creating balance with notes of acid... Read More

    Wine review by sipsamplestroll


  • Dark Hundred 2013

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    Today is my Son's 100th day. On the contrary, he had a very bright hundredth day. Read More

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  • Simi Sonoma County Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Wine review by doowaa73


  • Simi Sonoma County Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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